English PowerPoint: Their Eyes Were Watching God
Created By: Marty Sierra-Perry, Centennial High School (Champaign, IL)
Text: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
worked in small groups to create a PowerPoint that addresses:
- how the different clothing
signifies Janie's stages in her quest for self and identity.
- how each house represents/reflects
a different stage in Janie's search/quest for her identity.
- how the images of fertility
correspond with Janie's inward growth and desire.
- how each person's perception
of marriage affects and compares to Janie's perception of love, marriage,
- how each man shapes, changes,
encourages, or stifles Janie as she searches for her voice/self.
For each slide:
Passage from text that is significant to particular piece of clothing
- Picture (art, clipart, scanned
in picture, etc.) that represents the overall feeling of the piece of
- Analysis of significance
of clothing in relation to Janie's search for voice/identity
- Cover slide: group members'
names, visual of some sort, subject of presentation
- At least two slides per
clothing (may not exceed three)
- Spatial presentation: choose
a uniform slide layout
- Do not overcrowd the slide
- Do not use too many bells
- Pretend you are in college
and do a college level presentation
(Files are in Microsoft Word format)
- General outline: which will
provide preliminary information from which your classmates may build.
- Comparisons of Houses handout
- Comparisons of Clothing
- Comparisons of Marriages
- Comparisons of Men handout
- Fertility Images handout